SparkPeople Country/Farm Lifestyle Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=31254 A place where cowgirls/farm girls can talk about their horses, cattle, farm, gardens, hobbies, etc. And how we get fit and trim ....doing the work. SparkPeople Country/Farm Lifestyle Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=31254 What Animals Do You Have? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x58333558 We have two miniature horses; two miniature potbellied pigs; four pygmy goats; two dogs, a rescue mix and a Cairn terrier; a 15 year old cat; two barn kittens; a host of chickens and a rooster; many, many freshwater fish! We call our little farm on earth, none other than "The Little Farm"! <BR> <BR> Lori Little <BR> aka: Lori, Mom, LaLa Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:47:08 EST Hello from The Little Farm! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x58240490 Hi everyone! I'm recommitting! With this post, I've reached 100,000 SparkPoints! Hurray! But I have let myself go for about a year and a half now, and gained back about 40 of the 68 I lost! Time to get back to being committed! <BR> <BR> Here on The Little Farm, we have two mini horses; two mini pigs; four pygmy goats; a dozen or so chickens; two kittens and a 15 yr. old cat; a big ole rescue dog; and Cooper, our little Cairn terrier! <BR> <BR> I'm the wife of Drex, a high school science t... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:29:54 EST I'm new to this Team and live in Central Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x56856751 Hi, I would like to connect with others who have a similar lifestyle. Besides living in Central Texas (blackland soil), I work full-time, help my husband with his hay farm, keep up with all of my outside birds (Peacocks, Guineas, chickens and ducks), Koi pond, and pet family of 3 dogs and 7 cats. I try to find time to work in my small vegetable garden and am always planting a new tree, shrub or perennial every season. My husband put in a rain water collection system for me to help in water... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:22:18 EST Hi I am a newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x54750148 Hi from Michigan everyone.......... <em>247</em> Mon, 2 Sep 2013 09:54:18 EST Sparkpeople Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10561x31254x54066824 Optional program changes...... <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> We wanted to let you know about some changes that are coming tomorrow to calorie and fitness tracking. A few things to keep in mind: <BR> <BR> 1. These changes are TOTALLY optional to current members. So if you like the way things work now, you don't have to change anything. <BR> <BR> 2. Change is never easy, so we ask that you keep an open mind when reading the blog below and deciding whether or not this is something that might in... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 22:13:39 EST Hello From North East Texas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x53818089 Hey guys! My name is Kim....I'm from a very small town in North East Texas....our area is fondly referred to as the Ark-La-Tex(because we are right on the border of Arkansas,Louisiana,and Texas).My husband and I live on 18 acres and farm a small patch of it for ourselves and our family and we sell (and share) our excess.We raise Purple Hull peas to sell to the public as well.We don't have much to speak of as far as animals go right now(other than our two Chihuahuas,a sweet stray we recently a... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:41:40 EST Team Map http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x53734772 Hey Everybody!!! <BR> <BR> How about let's get our location on the Team Map!!! <BR> <BR> For those of you who would like to get on it, here's what you do. <BR> <BR> Go to Community - Spark Teams <BR> Manage my emails/settings <BR> Find the team and check the 4th box where it says "show on team map" <BR> <BR> Kind of neat to see where other team members are in the world. <BR> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:50:59 EST I love your team theme! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x53544933 I love your team theme! I have 3 pygmy goats who charm everyone, 2 ponies at the moment, rabbits, chickens, and a very small herd of Herefords and one watchful Aussie. 4H leader and Judge for many years...and now its time for me - what shall I do? <em>338</em> Fri, 31 May 2013 07:57:06 EST Hello From PA/GA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x53467273 I am 36 , mother of three kids, 3 dogs,8 cats, 2 ferrets, 1 bearded dragon, 26 chickens, and 2 ducks !! I love living in the country. Right now we are currently located outside of Gettysburg. PA . But are working on relocating back to my home state of GA !!! 11 of the chickens are just hatched Jersey Giants and are such cute little fluff balls. When we finally get settled again I am looking forward to adding goats, horses, and possibly emus to the mix. And am so ready to kick start back on m... Fri, 24 May 2013 19:49:57 EST Hello from South Dakota http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x53439490 I am a transplant here in Onida, SD (population 642), grew up in Kansas as the daughter of a farmer and working for a big farmer here. Wed, 22 May 2013 14:33:31 EST Hi Y'all- Transplant to TX from AL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x53341903 I am a recent transplant from the Gulf Coast of Alabama (where I lived on 3.5 acres with dogs, cats, 23 chickens and a pig) to the oil fields of TX (in an RV and pining away for my land and my animals). As a result, I have gained some (more) weight. <BR> <BR> Things are looking up, though. I am determined to get back on track with my goals. Plus, hubby and I are looking to purchase land in the area. Chickens, a horse or two, a garden and a clothesline are in my future! Tue, 14 May 2013 11:19:57 EST Hi from Utah http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x53205027 My name is Sherry. Originally from the north east. I don't live on a farm but hubby and I am surrounded by them here in Utah. The alfalfa fields are real green now which contrasts beautifully with the red rock. We love to workout in the yard. Right now we are xeriscaping around our cabin that is on 5 acres. We live in Castle Valley where lots of John Wayne movies were created. I have a pair of cowgirl boots and hat so I am getting there. I don't run in my cowgirl boots, but I do love to run.... Fri, 3 May 2013 11:20:29 EST Food from your Garden? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x53194967 Are you getting anything from your garden? If so, what did you pick and/or eat today? Thu, 2 May 2013 16:04:58 EST Which Country Songs Make You Wanna Move? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x52926702 Hey there fellow 'Sparkers' :) My name is Randi and I have just started using this Spark program. Fingers crossed that it works! I'm a HUGE fan of Country music! Mostly George Strait, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt etc. Mostly the men :P But can you blame me?! Their BABES!! So I was wondering what songs you like listening to durring your workout, barn chorses, house cleaning, gardening or even when you just get up and go out to the dance floor? What song's make you want to move and ... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:51:35 EST Howdy from Kansas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x52926283 I'm a country girl from way back and enjoy the lifestyle. I'm not new to Spark, but have barely scratched the surface of what all it has to offer. <BR> <BR> I follow the Virgin Diet and am feeling GREAT and losing the weight and inches... I also walk 20 minutes a day/5 days a week on my TreadClimber. <BR> <BR> Sure glad I haven't put my garden in yet, as this past couple a days would have surely wiped it out!!! What the heck happened to spring!!!??? <BR> <BR> I think the easiest way to... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:03:06 EST Today's Weather Is........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x52466797 As we are from different areas and definitely have varied weather.....please share how yours is right now. <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>54</em> <em>257</em> <em>27</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 08:44:22 EST Weekend Mini Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21554x31254x52457463 Fairly simple for some, but, may take an effort for others. <BR> <BR> Make a point to spend some time outside today. Of course, I realize some members weather may be different than min...60's & <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> But, being cooped up inside is not good for anyone. So, let's see what we can do about that. Do and then post and let us know what you did. Sat, 9 Mar 2013 13:15:47 EST Find the Hidden Emoticons! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x52455541 This is a fun game! There are many emoticons that SP has used in the past and have gone into hiding! Let's find them and post them here! Each one gets a separate post! <BR> <BR> Here's how to post it: Go to add an emoticon. Click on an emoticon. Once it is posted in the message box, you change the number in the middle to the number we are on. <BR> <BR> SO, if we are on number 4.... you will delete/change the emoticon number in the middle emoticon to 4 and this will be the Hidden emoticon: <... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 10:48:15 EST Flowers A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x52193247 Post any flower/bush.......alphabetically Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:17:43 EST Valentine's Day Plans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x52123476 Do you do anything for Valentine's Day? Share whatever...... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:28:11 EST Geography A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x51990368 Post any town, city, state, country etc. alphabetically. Tue, 5 Feb 2013 12:09:55 EST Animals A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x51990345 Post a name of an animal....alphabetically. Tue, 5 Feb 2013 12:08:22 EST Hello from Southwest Michigan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x51828069 Hello everyone… <BR> <BR> I am an old-timer to Spark People, just returning from a necessary sabbatical. I missed the interaction with others as I work from home. I live on 10 acres that I hope to convert into a small-revenue-making farm; hazel nuts and sweet clover are my chosen crops. I also grow burnt nuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts and heart nuts. <BR> <BR> Raised a city-girl, I have always wanted to live on a farm. When 12 years old, my mother asked what I wanted to do when grown, I to... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 05:39:21 EST Todays mini challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21554x31254x51626236 I am going to put all the mini challenges on this one page. Just change it every day that I am online. I am open for new ones if you come across an idea. <BR> <BR> For Monday 1/14/13: <BR> Read a country/farm article and list the source. If it has a link copy and past using the "add a link" above the message board. (look to your right now.) Tell us if it was a good article and your thoughts on it. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:45:05 EST Lets get back to Mini challenges for Saturday 1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21554x31254x51596562 Eat 4 fresh foods today. It's easy if you eat a fresh fruit or veggie or a salad. Post what you ate here. <BR> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:00:38 EST Let's Talk Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x51595667 <em>252</em> Do any of you have a great country recipe? Have a special thing you like to cook. Have a issue about your food. This is the place to bring it. <BR> <BR> <em>190</em> I have an issue. I rarely eat preprocessed foods. I cook almost everything from scratch. Yet I am having a hard time keeping the sodium down. Natural sodium to boot. I am open for suggestions. Like today. I made a pot of chicken broth using meat and veggies for flavor. Strained it all out and added the chicken... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:10:08 EST What Do You Like About Country/Farm Living? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x51466895 Post something each day or time that you post, that you like and/or enjoy about living in the country or farm life. Fri, 4 Jan 2013 09:34:04 EST What Do You Want to Accomplish ...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x51419794 Post what you'd like to accomplish in 2013. <BR> <BR> Long term goal(s) <BR> <BR> Short term goal(s) Tue, 1 Jan 2013 19:00:23 EST Birthday ...Share Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x51362850 Please post your birthday, so that we can celebrate it with you. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:18:36 EST What Steps Did You Take Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x51362515 I thought it would be fun to have a place to quickly post at least one healthy choice made each day. <BR> <BR> I don't know about you, but sometimes I don't feel I have time to post something worthwhile in the general discussion or don't have something that relates to what's being discussed, so maybe this would be a quick way to participate if we just have a few minutes. <BR> <BR> We also know it is very motivating and encouraging to focus on the good choices we make (the positive), instead... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:49:07 EST What R U Reading?. ....share here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x51361905 Do you enjoy reading? What are you reading now (books or magazines) or would you recommend? Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:02:58 EST Struggling? Share Them Here.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x51331761 We all struggle from time to time with different issues. Please share yours here. Sometimes, others can have ideas, suggestion that will help. We are here for each other. <em>223</em> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 11:04:43 EST Who is a farm girl? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x51329067 <em>240</em> I am a farm girl. I was raised in southern California. I moved to rural Oregon, back to California, to Missouri, and back to southern Oregon. I have been embroidering since I was 3y/o. Crocheting since I was 5. Made my own clothes since I was 11. I cook and bake from scratch. Love fresh veggies and wear an apron (which I made myself). I belong to Maryjane farms: farm girl sisterhood. <link>www.maryjanesfarm.org/farmgirl-conne<BR>ction/ </link> <BR> Although I was raised i... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 05:50:50 EST Howdy from Oregon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x51237820 <em>240</em> Hello. I am Bluekitty. I live in rural section of Southern Oregon. Actually, almost all of Oregon is rural. I live on 12 acres of trees, black berries and scrub oak. Oh and also POISON OAK! I am physically disabled but am starting to garden this new year. Will be starting heirloom seeds in the folley (that's an outbuilding). Hope to grow most of our own food this new year. We are going to start raising chickens for eggs and meat. Thinking about getting a goat to keep the blac... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 06:29:50 EST Hello from N. California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x47419563 Hello everyone: we raise organic produce and Barbados Blackbelly sheep on a mountain ranch in northern California. I'm also an author, actress, and pastor. Glad I found this team. Wed, 4 Apr 2012 08:22:58 EST Hello new here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x45765446 My name is Angie.I am new to this forum. I live in northeast Indiana. I am a mother and wife. I own a small goat farm and grow or raise most of what we eat. <BR> I am excited to find this forum. I love my farm! <BR> I am hoping to make some major changes in my life so I can lose weight. I appreciate any help and all the support I can get. <BR> <em>30</em> Mon, 2 Jan 2012 09:09:45 EST Hello from Iowa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x45090918 I've joined other teams but they just didn't "fit". This one looks like it will! But I see the posts are few and far between. I understand. We're all pretty busy and that's a good thing! <BR> I recently left my careers as a paramedic and police officer after 18 and 14.5 yrs., respectively. A knee injury forced retirement to arrive earlier than I'd anticipated. Now I'll be my husband's farm hand - which is fine with me! We just brought 227 young steers home from Montana to fatten on our 2... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 11:07:20 EST What horsey thing did you do today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10561x31254x44875730 Did ya wash, groom, ride?? Did ya read something good ? Did ya try a new product that worked great? Tue, 1 Nov 2011 22:12:48 EST What are you thankful for today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10561x31254x44875569 Go ahead, think of something each day that you are thankful for.. Everyday holds a little something that makes us whisper "thanks". Tue, 1 Nov 2011 22:05:15 EST What animal did you smile about today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x44798093 wild turkeys <em>429</em> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 21:54:04 EST Mini challenge for Tues. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21554x31254x44748919 Tightening Tilt <BR> <BR> Trouble Zone: Belly <BR> Why it hits the spot: Here your obliques -- those other key center shapers, which run down your sides -- are targeted two ways: as you balance and as you bend. <BR> <BR> Targets: Shoulders, abs, obliques, butt, and legs <BR> <BR> Stand with heels together, toes turned out, arms by sides. <BR> Bring bent right knee out to side at hip level, touching toes to left knee, as you raise extended arms out to sides at shoulder level, palms ... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 22:52:53 EST Hi from Southern Utah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x44743656 Hi! <BR> My name is Maren-Sha and I'm 23. I work as a 911 dispatcher and barrel race on the side. I have 2 dogs that I love and my barrel horse Boone who I've trained. I love rodeo and barrel racing and most of my free time is consumed by it. I want to lose weight for a few reasons. I want to feel better about myself and more confident and I also want to get my WPRA card in a few years and would like to be in the best shape I can be in so I can achieve my goal. I started at first just giving... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 16:54:57 EST Monday mini challeng ..Lunges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21554x31254x44732316 Beginner: Side Lunge <BR> <BR> Targets: Butt, legs <BR> <BR> Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent. <BR> Lunge to right, bending right knee 90 degrees and keeping left leg straight. <BR> Step right leg back to start, pulling through left hamstrings and glutes. <BR> Switch legs; repeat. <BR> Do 20 reps, alternating sides. <BR> <BR> come on you can do these anytime.. try for 3 sets today.. Sun, 23 Oct 2011 23:45:33 EST What is your goal this week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x44732148 Post anything that you have set as a Sparkgoal this week. A short term or long term goal that will help you along the journey. Writing it down improves odds of completing.. So go ahead writing here counts, too.. Sun, 23 Oct 2011 23:32:30 EST Suggestions ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10561x31254x44716084 Any ideas for this team to reSpark? Sat, 22 Oct 2011 22:04:54 EST Sparktober.. Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10561x31254x44716053 Go ahead share your fall plans. Sat, 22 Oct 2011 22:02:18 EST Sparktober.. Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10561x31254x44716037 Share your plans for October to trick or treat, carnival, church activities, corn maze or other activities? Sat, 22 Oct 2011 22:01:16 EST Sat and Sunday mini challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21554x31254x44702093 50 squats each day and 100 calf raises each day... come back and share if you complete the challenges. Have a Great weekend and keep the Sparkpeople on your mind. <em>321</em> Cheering you on.. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 21:21:41 EST Friday Oct 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21554x31254x44683905 try these anytime if ya don't have a mat.. just use a towel <link>www.fitnessmagazine.com/ </link> check out hamstring curl or standing hamstring and other leg exercises. Go team go.. browse the short workout ideas.. go for 2 sets of 15 reps each hamstring. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 17:06:52 EST Mini challenge for Oct 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21554x31254x44667542 Strength training your triceps ... strength training is crucial to lean muscle and any fitness plan. go ahead try some tricep exercises. <BR> <link>youtu.be/ZO81bExngMI </link> Triceps are the flabby part we hate at the back of our upper arms.. You can do these with any weight you are comfortable with .. even if you just start with a can from the kitchen cabinet.. <BR> come on you can do these sitting if you aren't mobile enough or don't have a bench.. <BR> Just go for it.. not ju... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:16:53 EST Mini challenge for Wed Oct 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21554x31254x44652965 http://youtu.be/4Vd4AoebNmg Go ahead check it out.. this is a great alternative for those that hate to do the traditional crunches. let us know you you are doing. Tue, 18 Oct 2011 19:22:43 EST Tue Oct 18th mini challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21554x31254x44638166 Go ahead even while recovering or at work try some chair aerobics.. have fun if with it <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/nhkI62p9OLU </link> <em>306</em> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhkI62p9OLU </link> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 21:35:03 EST Oct 17 Monday mini challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21554x31254x44630418 http://youtube/P70Va8OmL-M <BR> Certified PACE Instructor, Coach Yari demonstrates Instep Touches <BR> Try some windmills(instep touches) through out the day.. <BR> go for 50 total.. <BR> anyway, anytime just try to do 50 today..come back and post how you did. <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 12:41:52 EST Fireside chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x44605922 Come on, pretend you are at the end of the trail and sitting by a warm fireside or bon fire. Share a little about your day or your favorite part of the journey to date.. Sharing is good for the soul and doesn't add anything like roasted marshmellows or smores so we will skip the food this visit. <em>438</em> Sat, 15 Oct 2011 21:43:51 EST Oct 14th Friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21554x31254x44584774 Walk inside or outside for 10 minutes..with your horse, dog, kids or just around the farm..ten minutes straight.. burns some carbs.. if ya have to walk inside try some Utube links to leslie s. <em>306</em> <BR> Then post back here what ya did .. Fri, 14 Oct 2011 10:28:45 EST how are you doing? not using the scale. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x44580239 post how you are doing without attaching a number from the scale. what is your best success, what makes you feel proud today, what made you smile...ect.. go ahead share with this team it may help someone along the way. <em>304</em> <em>223</em> <em>248</em> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 00:21:47 EST Change your pace..Move http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10561x31254x44569607 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndVjwkaLGDk& <BR> feature=channel <BR> Try some walking with Leslie.. I have two of her DVD's and just love this on the days I can't get outside Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:06:18 EST community volunteers?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x44563310 share any activity you do for others in your community or church.. <em>104</em> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 23:08:22 EST Chair Aerobics Workout with Paul Eugene http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10561x31254x44562866 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3jhx4F0oAc<BR>&feature=colike go ahead Utube... try something fun, easy on the joints .. Challenge yourself to an extra 6 minute workout from where you sit.. <em>306</em> <BR> first time trying to post this link.. so touch back and let the team know if you try it.. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 22:38:36 EST What I am riding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x44562597 I have been riding my 2 year old filly, Lexi. Please go to my Spark Page and find the blog about riding Lexi, and you will see her picture! She is a rare color, a Palomino Overo with a snow white mane and tail. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 22:22:37 EST What are you riding? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x44562531 Post your horse, your bike, your treadmill, your elliptical... whatever it is that gets you Sparking.. <em>306</em> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 22:18:54 EST Hi from western TN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x44539014 Just joined and hoping to see some increase on this teams activity. We have so much in common with animals, farm chores and the farm lifestyle. <BR> I got to ride the new mare today and she is suppose to be dead broke - but obviously if she spooked over the rustle of turkeys scattering into the woods and tried to bolt - she has some small issues.. I am hoping she works out since I was able to control her and shut her down from running away fairly quickly. My old horse would have just b... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:28:35 EST What is everyone staying busy with? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x43539592 Here we are in the dog days of summer. And I am as busy as ever. The garden is ready to be harvested. there is hay to be hauled and put up. Cows up on summer range are fat and sassy and are not at all being cooperative when it comes to moving them onto new sections. hauled salt blocks to scatter on the forest.(Where the cows are at. There is wood to be cut and hauled for when winter sets in. Weekends kleep me busy with rodeos. <BR> The weather has been grand this year. <BR> So what are you... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 20:38:51 EST Your favorite summer fruit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x42952988 Mine is Cherries and watermellon Tue, 12 Jul 2011 18:29:49 EST What do you got growing in your garden? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x42281296 I like to garden and so I have a good size garden. I grow just about anything you can grow here in Montana. This year it has been wet and cool and it looks to be a rerun of last yrs wet season. Once again I am not growing as much as I would like to. I am sticking to veggies that enjoy cooler weather. Peas, beans, lettuce, spinach. ect... <BR> How about you , what do you grow in your garden? Tue, 7 Jun 2011 00:26:12 EST Daily check-in ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x42244572 Borrowed this thought from another forum, I liked the concept. Morning check in for me... need to eat more calories, but it's hard when yer so busy... I think I'm messing up my weight loss plan by undereating often... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 08:57:50 EST stepping down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x42213390 Hello, Cowgirl friends...i have been away from spark for a LOOONG time..probably why I have not lost a single pound. I apologize for my neglect as a team leader and am stepping down to allow for someone else to better co lead our group. A working ranch, 4 kids (3 teens), sports etc, etc..has me distracted from regularly checking sparkpeople. Please forgive me. I am wanting to treturn and learn from you all who have been so successful!! Thanks for your understanding!! Fri, 3 Jun 2011 11:54:37 EST New SparkTeam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x41692192 I created a new SparkTeam devoted to people that are competitive in rodeo and jackpots. The name of the team is "Makin' Dust" <BR> Join us there if you are competitive in the arena and making a positive change in your life! Sun, 8 May 2011 02:16:44 EST Hello from NSW, Australia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x40987163 Hello Cowgirls! <BR> <BR> So glad to find a few farm girls lurking on Spark People. I have a property in Northern NSW, Australia and run beef cattle. I have a few Angus breeders but mainly buy in weaner (7-10 months) steers and grow them out. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know some fellow Spark Farmers. <BR> <em>676</em> Sun, 3 Apr 2011 20:33:53 EST Emoticon your feelings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x40497176 Post how you feel with an emoticon. Fri, 11 Mar 2011 17:43:51 EST What's Today's Focus? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x40472896 Post what your focus or plans are today. Be it exercise, water, freggies, "me" time, to-do list or whatever. Being accountable really helps us. <BR> <BR> As we have heard....We CAN do it....now, let's get to it! <BR> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 14:47:15 EST Check In and/or Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x40472852 A place to come, share the days happenings, plans, desires, goals, etc. Whether good or bad....we are here for each other. If you're not in the mood or don't have the time....just post an emoticon. Thu, 10 Mar 2011 14:45:08 EST How was your day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x38562333 I had a good day. It was full but good Sun, 19 Dec 2010 20:21:37 EST Hi from Oklahoma! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x33047183 Hi all! My name is Sara, I'm 27, married and have 2 kids. My husband and I own 40 acres and we currently have 5 horses of our own and 4 goats. We are also the caretakers of 7 other horses that people left, dropped off or whatever, thinking we would love to do train them with no assistance, notice or money from them. I love the country life, have never really lived in a town, and wouldn't have it any other way. I'm excited to meet some like-minded people and looking forward to losing some... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 11:21:33 EST hi from the panhandle ,,texas of course LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x32541502 well was surprised when i typed in cowgirls what came up..LOL well ima old phart cowgirl ranch raised back then 5 ornery brothers 4 of whom ilike.=) I justa old scholl cowgirl single now.div x got the horses i got my dogs..=) not a granny like a lot of the gals i know 2 sons grown.,still single which is ok by me not into the drama like some of my friends are,,lol staight talkin. & love my aussies..write & recite cowgirl poetry . njoy cowboy church up this way,,.co-leader of our monday nite TO... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 20:42:27 EST Jumping for Joy !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x30166388 Ok everyone get you a jump rope and lets go with jump rope 3 mins a day and drop 5 pounds in 4 weeks starting weigh in 12-09-09 ok Ending 1-09-10 !!! I will send reminders on 12-09-09 ok !!! <BR> Stay Strong we can do this ok all together lets cheer each other on !!! Sun, 6 Dec 2009 06:28:37 EST Put your thoughts here + or - !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x29760943 What are you thinking + OR - meaning ,today or you thinking good or bad thoughts , feeling up or down !!! <BR> <BR> Today i was so tired , bla , just not me today stayed in and just did alot of nothing did not even go hunting !!!! <BR> Later Sun, 15 Nov 2009 18:55:04 EST The 3 Pound Challenge !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x29598917 Who wants to join me in dropping 3 pounds in 4 weeks come on we can do it !!! Starting Monday November 9th 2009, weigh in then also ok , Come on lets do it team join me lets go !!! 3 pounds in 4 weeks and you feel great also !!! <em>104</em> <em>9</em> <em>224</em> Sun, 8 Nov 2009 05:41:16 EST Coffee and a little chit for Chat !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x29461512 Where are all my cowgirls what are y'all doing please come post with me i miss y'all !! What have y'all been up too ? <BR> <BR> I've been getting ready for hunting need me some deer meat ready for deer steak and stew hum hum !!! Mon, 2 Nov 2009 07:24:15 EST What you going to do this winter !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10561x31254x29358531 How are we going to stay on track this winter ? <BR> <BR> Well i love walking in winter weather i can't handle walking in hot weather , i will do more horse riding and herding cattle this winter . And i will be hunting Deer for freezer meat to add to beef ,chicken,duck,pork meats !!! I spread the meats out to shelters all so , so i don't sound like a pig . Whats in your plans ? <BR> Stay Strong Spark Friends !!! Wed, 28 Oct 2009 07:28:01 EST What did you see Today !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x29310478 On your walk or ride what did you see ? <BR> <BR> Yesterday i seen 2 awesome deer 1 buck 1 doe , i just set there and watch them drink from the creek !!! Mon, 26 Oct 2009 06:02:13 EST Snacks !!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x29277560 Snacks that help me loss weight , no carbs are sugars high or no protien !!! <BR> Pork skins all you want , peanuts no salt all you want . Watch out bananas high in sugar !!! <BR> <BR> Name one lets find out !!! <BR> Stay Strong Spark Friends !!!! Sat, 24 Oct 2009 10:12:06 EST Food tips and advice on anything to help !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x29275137 Anyone have anything they could share for as tips they have to do with what ever you have !!! Food, weight, exercise, ext . <BR> <BR> I know one thing i have learned i have to change up my exercise or i get bored with it fast. So i bought me some exercise tapes/CDS . And add protien and fiber to my diet !! Sat, 24 Oct 2009 06:38:14 EST Winter or not ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x28888296 Do y'all like winter or what ? <BR> <BR> I hate winter i love spring and fall we are still having 90 degree weather in Texas a little fall like in mornings . I wish i could package up that and keep it all yr !!! Tue, 6 Oct 2009 06:56:14 EST Lets Go !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10561x31254x28354190 Ok JESSYLANNE I know you don't need this but i do and others may want to my weight is 150 and i want to lose 10 pounds by 10-14 one month starting monday 9-14 ok i will keep all informed and stay on my low carb high protein diet it works and i have fibro and thyroid dis, so it works !! <BR> Starting weight 150 <BR> Stay Strong Spark Friends !! <BR> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>252</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>250</em> <em>304</em> <em>224</em> <em>9</em> <em>21... Sat, 12 Sep 2009 11:02:02 EST When is your Birthday @ sign ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x28322187 Mine is Dec 28( capicorn ) Thu, 10 Sep 2009 20:09:47 EST Oh boy them to do list keep piling up !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10561x31254x28317686 I can't catch up i'm trying it is getting piled up and i'm burried under it !! Cows,horses,chickens,pigs,dogs,and even cats i'm getting to old to keep up with them there demands are bigger than me woooo !! But i have to do what i have to do they do depend on me !! How y'all feel huh whats up with y'all ? Thu, 10 Sep 2009 15:44:27 EST Did you Ride your Horse Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x28012706 I rode my horse Kruiser yesterday for a couple of hours again. He is at the trainers and we went through the pines. The air was still, no bugs, no people and I thought we were in the middle of nowhere. It was just perfect. The horses did well and it was very enjoyable chatting with the trainer and just ambling along the trail. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 08:55:53 EST What did you eat Today ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10561x31254x28011564 Breakfast - cereal <BR> Lunch- watermelon <BR> Dinner- Salad with Bake potato Fri, 28 Aug 2009 07:53:04 EST Farmgirl has a Question ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x28011495 Do y'all think you have a good imagaination ? <BR> <BR> I do i can see me at 135 !! Lord willing see y'all Monday !! Stay Strong Spark Friends !! <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>304</em> <em>213</em> <em>30</em> Fri, 28 Aug 2009 07:49:23 EST Post your login points with emoticon icons !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x27827355 <em>30</em> <em>20</em> <em>100</em> Thu, 20 Aug 2009 06:58:44 EST what was your farm/ranch exercise today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10561x31254x27799676 today, I was stuck at my desk to do paper-work. But I still managed to go for a walk around the farm, and I spent 2 hours picking up berries. <BR> And you cowgirls, what made your heart pumping today? Tue, 18 Aug 2009 22:58:50 EST Forget It , Forgot it , Where is it ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x27576711 I don't know i was going down the road and i forgot where i had to go . Pulled over and said crape and then it came to me , after i pasted it 15 miles omg it is crazy !! Sun, 9 Aug 2009 06:41:38 EST News from North http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x27553253 Hello cowgirls! How's everybody today? <BR> For the first time this summer, I'm gonna leave the farm for the weekend. I'm worried a lot, and excited to go somewhere else! Lately I've had troubles with the well, not enough pressure to bring water in the yard. the weather was so hot, bison needed to drink and we had to wait for them to be done to have a little water for a shower and the dishes. Then it started to rain 4 days nonstop. everything was wet, muddy, dirty... Today, sun came back, fin... Fri, 7 Aug 2009 20:05:59 EST Alberta column http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x27239602 what's up in Alberta these days? <BR> Summer is here now. After a long and very cold winter, we finally enjoy sun and warm temperatures. It was time! I worked a lot on saskatoon bushes at spring, now the berries are almost riped and I can't hardly wait to pick up the firt ones... so delicious! I think I'll have raspberries too this year. last year was too cold and wet, not good for raspberries. I don't have any vegetables in the garden, I needed a breack and anyway, Calgary is not the best p... Sat, 25 Jul 2009 09:07:33 EST Rope it and throw it down !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10561x31254x27237932 I'm going to rope and throw down this chemo i'm ready to get rid of this crap and ready to get back to all of my animals on the farm !! What y'all want to rope and throw down ? Stay Strong Spark Friends !! <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>247</em> <em>250</em> <em>304</em> <em>213</em> Sat, 25 Jul 2009 06:29:54 EST Hello from Alberta, Canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x27162219 I'm glad to see there are other farm girls! <BR> I manage a buffalo farm for 2 years. I spent all my life among cattle from South of France to South America. I've raised goats, sheep, milk cows, chickens... and other stuff! I'm sad this year I have no horse to ride (I bought a motorcycle and I ride it, but it's definitley not the same!) <BR> I love farm life, I couldn't do anything else. <BR> hope we can share some "farm girl stories" on SP! Tue, 21 Jul 2009 21:47:46 EST Looking for Co-Leaders !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x27084985 I need Friends that can help lead this team and we can all have fun !! Please i need ones that will post and come up with some good plans to help our team grow !! Thank you just spark mail me ok !! Lets ride Cowgirls lets ride !! <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>304</em> <em>250</em> <em>213</em> Sat, 18 Jul 2009 13:31:18 EST What's up Cowgirls !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10561x31254x27084870 What is most challenging to y'all with your farm and horses ? Lets ride cowgirls lets ride !! <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>304</em> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Team Leader of/ Texas lets spark around/coffee animal lovers , Thyroid,Fibro,Weight @ Chronic Pain Buddys, Cowgirls/Farmgirls Getaway we rule ! Team's <BR> <BR> Co-Leader of Fibro Friends @ Cervical Cancer and those who care Team's Sat, 18 Jul 2009 13:25:14 EST Welcome everyone !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x27084725 Sorry i've been away i have had surgery to remove cancer in breast and now chemo so i think i'm getting back in order !! Thank y'all for being here lets ride cowgirls lets ride !! Please post !! <em>104</em> <em>252</em> <em>220</em> <em>304</em> <em>213</em> Sat, 18 Jul 2009 13:17:22 EST hello from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x26338523 Howdy Girls, <BR> I live on a working sheep ranch in West Texas that has been in my family for generations. Was looking through the different teams and thought this one would b a good fit. I am 42 yrs old and have 4 kids and a gorgeous cowboy husband! I need to lose 50 pounds and that seems impossible! Anyway, just looking for some people that understand my lifestyle and issues. Mon, 15 Jun 2009 16:58:44 EST Hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x26218390 Hi everyone! Doesn't seem to be much activity here, but maybe we can change that. I keep looking for an active small team where I can really get to know people, but all the teams that interest me seem to be either huge or inactive. <BR> <BR> Anyway, about me. My name is Melissa. I'm 26, moved to the farm when I was four. Spent my childhood with horses and tractors. My dad never had a boy, so I kind of became one and started baling hay, doing tillage, etc. Married a farmer two years ago now a... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:49:56 EST Hello form Utah http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x25901786 Hey you all, I am so excited to find a team like this. My name is Amanda and I am form a small town in Northern Utah. I have 2 Kids a girl who is 13 and a boy who is 10. I have grown up on a small farm most my life, got married and help with both families farm. My dad has since sold the small sections he ran and gone into dealing cattle, I like this so much more than farming. Currently we have a few nursing cows and some pigs and 2 show sheep. My husband has back surgery last year and w... Fri, 29 May 2009 10:15:23 EST Great horse !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10560x31254x24591259 My best horse Q is so cool he is my trick horse we road today he let me stand on his back he has the best gate i just love him i can do it all with him !! <BR> Later Cowgirls Later !! <em>213</em> Thu, 9 Apr 2009 21:21:03 EST Welcome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x24590770 Hello MOM0815 How are you what do you do farm ranch both . How many horses do you have Keep in touch. <BR> Thank you for joining small but growing slow team!! <BR> Later <em>30</em> Thu, 9 Apr 2009 21:01:34 EST What about you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31254x23435636 As for as me i'm 46 yrs old been on this farm and ranch for 40 yrs rideing horses since i was 1 yr old. <BR> I have horses , cows , chickens, hogs and dogs. <BR> And love my gardens . LATER <em>223</em> Tue, 3 Mar 2009 10:08:49 EST My Pride Horse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31254x23435481 She is 20 yrs old and the best Barrel Racer i have got. <BR> I got one young one i believe she is going to be great the older she get the better she gets. Tue, 3 Mar 2009 10:04:49 EST